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Pilot flying to Felts Field makes emergency landing on Idaho freeway with no damage to plane

A pilot flying a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Idaho State Highway 97 on Thursday. The plane was not damaged and the pilot, who was the only one in the plane, was not injured. ((Courtesy of KHQ))
A pilot flying a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Idaho State Highway 97 on Thursday. The plane was not damaged and the pilot, who was the only one in the plane, was not injured. ((Courtesy of KHQ))
From staff reports

A pilot flying a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Idaho State Highway 97 on Thursday.

The plane was not damaged and the pilot, who was the only one in the plane, was not injured, according to a news release from Idaho State Police.

Scott J Morledge-Hampton, 52, of Billings, Montana was flying a 1979 Beech V35B single engine airplane from Billings to Felts Field in Spokane. The plane’s engine failed, and Morledge-Hampton landed the plane near milepost 91 of the highway, according to the news release.

Authorities moved the undamaged plane onto private property and alerted the Federal Aviation Administration.

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